Skip to comments.Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook Inmates Might Now Get Out of Jail Free
Posted on 03/02/2017 2:45:47 PM PST by PBRCat
A few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because theyre too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program States Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
After the Cook County Sheriffs Office singled out 50 cases of those who were languishing in jail for several months because of their inability to post $1,000 or less, the States Attorney and Public Defenders offices came together to identify those inmates who would be better served outside jail, Foxx said.
Through agreed motions requesting I-bonds, the inmates who qualify would be released on their own recognizance.
It costs $163 a day to house an inmate, so taxpayers will be saving money through the initiative, Foxx said.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...
Why not just give them priority on their trial? That’s what they’re waiting for, so let’s get on with it.
Jeepers, at least make them do some community work to pay for the bond...
Gov Jerry Brown said the same thing. Non violent.
The 40,000 criminals have been robbing and killing after their release.
To be honest, good. The libertarian in me is screaming bloody outrage that people who haven’t been convicted can be spending a year or more in jail just because the system is so slow at arranging a trial. Doubtlessly most are guilty but many are probably also innocent and being poor isn’t a crime.
They’ve been known to let out violent criminals for a long time using various excuses.
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